When it comes to anxiety,
depression, and stress related illnesses, America is the frontrunner.
Thankfully, there’s a practical prescription for dealing with these
issues. Anxious for Nothing, from New York Times bestselling author, Max Lucado, provides a roadmap for battling with and healing from anxiety. Now in trade paper.
Does the uncertainty and chaos of life keep you up at night?
Is irrational worry your constant companion?
Could you use some calm?
the answer is yes, you are not alone. According to one research
program, anxiety related issues are the number one mental health problem
among women and are second only to alcohol and drug abuse among men.
Stress related ailments cost the nation $300 billion every year in
medical bills and lost productivity. And use of sedative drugs like
Xanax and Valium have skyrocketed in the last 15 years. Even students
are feeling it. One psychologist reports that the average high school
kid today has the same level of anxiety as the average psychiatric
patient in the early 1950s. Chances are, you or someone you know
seriously struggles with anxiety.
Max writes, "The news about our
anxiety is enough to make us anxious.” He knows what it feels like to be
overcome by the worries and fear of life, which is why he is dedicated
to helping millions of readers take back control of their minds and, as a
result, their lives.
Anxious for Nothing invites readers
to delve into Philippians 4:6 7. After all, it is the most highlighted
passage of any book on the planet, according to Amazon:
be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and
petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace
of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and
your minds in Christ Jesus.
In the characteristic tone of his previous books like You’ll Get Through This and Fearless, Max guides readers through this Scripture passage and explains the key concepts of celebration, asking for help, leaving our concerns, and meditating. He has also written a companion children’s book I’m Not A Scaredy Cat showing kids, in a fun way, that godly bravery can get them through any fears or worries.
letting anxiety rule the day. Join Max on the journey to true freedom
and experience more joy, clarity, physical renewal, and contentment by
the power of the Holy Spirit. Anxiety comes with life. But it doesn't
have to dominate your life.